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Farm Museum at Troy

Gregory Parsons Inn
1822 Mitchell House
Article: Bradford County Heritage Association & The Farm Museum
Township: Troy Township, Bradford County PA
Submitted by Janet PETERS Ordway
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Farm Museum (left) and Mitchell House (right)
The Bradford County Heritage Association
is a non-profit corporation operating the Farm Museum located at Alparon Park in Troy, Pa. Formed in 1991, the original museum opened in April 1992. Since that time the size of the Farm Museum building itself has been doubled and now houses one of the finest collections of farm memorabilia in the East. In 1995, the organization purchased the adjacent property, the c. 1822 Mitchell House, a.k.a. Gregory Parsons Inn, which is currently undergoing restoration and was opened to the public in April 1998. Interpretative gardens now exist and were expanded around these two buildings in the summer of 1998. In 1999 the Sugar Shack was added with video and maple displays and in 2000 the front porch was reconstructed and a new handicap ramp was built. 2002 found the Inn getting a fresh coat of primer.

We would like to invite you to consider our Farm Museum when you are planning a tour or visit to Northeast, Pa. We are located just off Route 6, East of Troy, On RT 14N near Alparon Park. During bus tours or school tours we provide a demo of growing and processing flax. During the summer months our heirloom gardens have a variety of herbs, flowers and vegetables.

This organization was set up so that member’s dues would supply funds to HELP operate. In order for the museum to continue to operate, we must maintain and increase our membership. The museum was organized as a volunteer organization and we would like to keep it that way. Single Membership is $10.00 a year Family Membership is $25.00 a year.

A strong membership along with donations provides the basis for annual expenditures for utilities and routine maintenance. Membership funds, admissions, and gift shop revenues provide the sustaining budget for our facilities. Grant monies are applied for continually and competition is keen for those dollars. Funds received from grants provide monies for specific projects and at the present time are targeted for restoration, educational programs and archival materials for varied segments of our extensive collections.

No salaries are paid by BCHA. All work is accomplished by a dedicated core of new and long-time volunteers who each year gives many hours in management and operation of the facilities. The museum cannot function without your financial support and we can only trust in your continued interest to keep us alive. Thank you for caring and helping us to maintain our Farm Museum. Since we are a non-profit organization your donations will also be deductible. Donations can be sent to BCHA PO Box 265 Troy, Pa. 16947.

Internal Views of Farm Museum Displays
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 15 MAY 2003
By Joyce M. Tice
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